Monday, August 29, 2005

THROUGH 1900Z August 29, 2005

Central Canada:
Patches of detatched smoke, likely originating from the fires over
Alaska, were observed this morning across a portion of central to
eastern Canada. The areas of smoke covered portions of southern Nunavut
and northern Manitoba Provinces, Hudson Bay, northern Ontario Province,
and northern Quebec Province. This smoke has become entrained in a large
scale circulation center located south of Hudson Bay. Additional smoke
may be present over south central and southeastern Canada, but extensive
cloudiness associated with the large vortex is preventing detection.

Northern Plains/Great Lakes Region:
A possible swath of smoke was apparent in early morning GOES-West
visible imagery stretching from southern Minnesota across Wisconsin
and northern Michigan into southeastern Canada. This possible smoke has
also become entrained in the large scale circulation described in the
paragraph above. Again, it is not certain that this is an area of smoke,
but it does have some characteristics of smoke in the visible channel
of GOES. If it is smoke, then it is most likely from either the fires
over Alaska or a combination of the smoke from the Alaskan fires and
the fires burning across central Idaho.

Idaho/Montana/The Western High Plains from Eastern Montana to Northwestern
Moderately dense smoke was visible this morning stretching from the
numerous fires burning across central Idaho/western Montana northeastward
across a good portion of central and northern Montana and southern Alberta
Province of Canada. The smoke then became thinner and more diffuse as
it spread southeastward from eastern Wyoming/western South Dakota down
into the northwestern Texas panhandle.



Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.